How the Circular Economy Impacts Retailers

By Lisa Hutcheson | May 2, 2017

How we shop and consume goods has dramatically changed. Unlike generations before us that used and reused things for years (if not decades) we literally live in a world where…

3 Key Benefits to Extending Hospital Retail Hours

By Lisa Hutcheson | April 18, 2017

  Earlier this year by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) reported on the growing trend of Canadian hospitals getting rid of the traditional visiting hours for families. The…

Five Steps to Ensuring Your Strategy is Executed with Excellence

By Lisa Hutcheson | March 28, 2017

  Like any job, being a consultant has its own set of special challenges, but few as are difficult as the handoff of a project for someone else to execute.…

Using Retail to Create a Positive Experience in Healthcare Facilities

By Lisa Hutcheson | January 31, 2017

  Every single person has a healthcare ‘journey’ that starts with birth and continues our entire lives. While the specific ‘needs’ during that journey are often dictated by the reason…

The Important Role of Retail to Healthcare Facilities

By Lisa Hutcheson | January 10, 2017

Over the last 10 years, an increasing number of healthcare facilities have modernized in an effort to make the spaces more functional, inviting and comfortable for patients, staff and visitors.…

Six Key Retail Trends for 2017

By Lisa Hutcheson | January 3, 2017

  As the year closes out and retailers are hoping that the critical holiday season is a success, we find ourselves looking at what the big retail trends for 2017…

A New Generation is Heading to University: Is Your Campus Store Ready?

By Lisa Hutcheson | December 6, 2016

Students graduating high school this year are the last group born in the 20th century and they’re the first generation to be growing up immersed in technology. This next generation,…

Redefining the Role of Your Campus Bookstore

By Lisa Hutcheson | November 29, 2016

  The bookstore’s role on campus is changing. While the bookstore has always been an integral revenue stream for colleges and universities, it has seen a steady decline over the…

3 Ways to Create a Campus Store Your Students Want to Visit

By Lisa Hutcheson | November 22, 2016

The bookstore has been an institution on campus for years, but with a new generation – Gen Z – heading to campuses, it’s time to look at it with a…

The Future of the Campus Bookstore & How To Reinvent Your Store Now

By Lisa Hutcheson | November 15, 2016

Traditionally the campus bookstore has had stacks of books everywhere and was a bit drab or institutional. It’s really a place students visit a couple times a year to pick…